Frequently, early mornings at the shore are windless, causing broad stretches of dead calm that reach from water's edge far out into the sea. In old times, mariners disliked calm because it robbed their sailing crafts of propulsion. Today's calm reaches out toward the barrier island, broken only here and there by jumping mullet. To sailing skippers' delight, calms are temporary. By late morning, the sea wind will return. Even now, we see a single patch of wind rippling distant waters.
-- Diary, fall 2015
From the diary of beach walker George Thatcher / Email: email@example.com
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